Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Our Review) had a rocky launch back in February last year, which still didn’t stop it from selling a million copies within two weeks of release. Since then, the game received dozens of patches and updates with free DLC, and three paid DLC. Last March Deep Silver and Warhorse Studios announced a release date for the game's Royal Edition, which is today, May 28. Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition will include four DLC, including From The Ashes, The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon, Band of Bastards, and A Woman’s Lot. Earlier this month they announced a delay for the console versions of both the DLC and the Royal Edition, which will come out on June 11.
In anticipation for the Royal Edition, Warhorse just released a massive patch on Steam, which sets the game up to version 1.9, and brings dozens of fixes, balancing, and optimization for the game that will likely add some dimension to the experience if players decide to revisit it for the occasion of the Royal Edition.
The most notable optimization is probably "Proper dating with Theresa," which addresses a common complaint from players where there was no resolution for the game's romance with Theresa, the protagonist Henry's neighbor and benefactor, without whom he would have been left for dead in the early game. The update notes say that you can now "continue to date Theresa after "the act" (ahem)," instead of moving on after consummating the relationship with a literal roll in the hay. The update adds more interactivity with this NPC, and she can even dump Henry now, depending on how he acts toward her and other NPCs.
The full list of fixes and optimizations can be seen on Steam, and it should be plenty of encouragement for players to try another playthrough, or even be able to finally play the game properly, as some players still reported game-breaking issues and bugs even after a year since release.
Will you try a new playthrough of Kingdom Come: Deliverance? Are you looking forward to the final DLC? Let us know in the comments below!